Cumbria County Council

Lawyer – Legal and Democratic Services

Carlisle, Cumbria
£36,876 - £37,849
22 Oct 2019
06 Nov 2019
Full time
Contract type

Lawyer – Legal and Democratic Services

Salary: £36,876 - £37,849

Workbase: Cumbria House, Carlisle (flexible working available)

Contract: Permanent

Cumbria County Council are expanding our Legal and Democratic Services team, and this is a fantastic opportunity for enthusiastic and hard-working candidates to join us as Lawyers, across a number of specialist areas.

We have various vacancies available and ideally, we are looking for Legal Executives/Barristers or Solicitors who have sufficient practise experience and some knowledge of working in the public sector or a politically sensitive environment. As well as this, we are also taking this opportunity to encourage applications from newly qualified candidates and Lawyer/Solicitors outside of the public sector who are looking for an opportunity to develop their career working in a fast-paced and dynamic organisation, experiencing local government law at the cutting edge.

Roles/Vacancies available:

Lawyer – Children

Lawyer – Commercial

Lawyer - Dispute Resolution

Lawyer – Education & Employment

To find out more about our Legal and Democratic Services, please go to:

As one of our Lawyers, you will provide high quality legal advice, representation and conduct of legal transactions on the behalf of the Council, ensuring the Service delivers efficient and effective assistance to both our internal and external customers. You will manage a varied and often complex caseload, and where appropriate, provide representation in the courts, tribunals and at other bodies.

As well as providing legal advice and other legal services, we are looking for candidates who can support strategic planning, policy formation, corporate governance, and review and scrutiny within the wider Council. This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with the Council’s wider services, and to make an important and positive impact on how the organisation supports the communities of Cumbria. 

You will be supported and mentored by a highly experienced team of professionals, in a friendly, open and honest environment, and as a service, we strongly encourage the progression and development of our employees.

The ideal candidates for these roles will be motivated and determined team players; people who are looking for exceptional Legal experience in a fast-paced and innovative sector. If you are looking to begin your career in a friendly, supportive and professionally stimulating environment, then we want to hear from you.

We can also offer you:

Flexible and agile working environment

Flexi-Time Scheme

Generous Annual Leave entitlement

Access to training and development

Local Government Pension Scheme

Additional Annual Leave Purchase Scheme

Cycle to Work Scheme

Please specify in the ‘Supporting Information’ section of the application from which role you are applying for.

Closing date for Applications: 03/11/19

Interviews: week commencing Monday 25th November

For further information, or to arrange a discussion about this role, please contact